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Nikon Coolpix P1

Nikon Coolpix P1 Digital Camera

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8MP 3.5x 4x SD Jun 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of Trusted Reviews decided that concluded that they would recommend this compact camera digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Photo Radar.

Good Size

Some customers considered that this digital camera was compact. Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their review “The Nikon Coolpix P1 looks like all of its other compact Coolpix cousins with its 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.5-inch body.” . Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It's the first digital compact camera to come with wireless LAN, (Wi” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site About.com mentioned “P2 wireless (wi-fi) digital cameras are easy to use, compact in size” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 and rated it 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix P1 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com said “Wi-Fi transfer and printing; very good image quality; many customizable image parameters”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix P1s good image quality offsets its novel”. Techradar.com wrote “A superb all-rounder, offering great image quality” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix P1 owners concluded that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Neocamera.com said “The P1 produces sharp images with low-noise levels, good metering” . Photo Radar said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 “Produces high quality images” and scored the product very highly. Theglobeandmail.com said “Takes decent pictures”.

A number of people who bought this digital camera said that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color” . Photo Radar wrote “8-megapixels is a lot of resolution for a compact” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix P1 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P1 wrote that it was easy to use. Photo Radar said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 seven years ago “Camera is easy to use”. Photo Radar also said “Wifi could be easier to use”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Theglobeandmail.com mentioned ten years ago “Compact yet easy to hold”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon Coolpix P1 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Photo Radar mentioned “Great image quality Top photo features Accessible wireless technology Lively, realistic colours”. Photo Radar also said “Good performance and features”.

Good Connectivity

Eight Nikon Coolpix P1 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Cnet.com.au wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review on expert website CNET.com.au “This summer, many buyers will consider the compact, 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P1 for its novel built-in Wi-Fi transmitter”. Neocamera.com wrote “Even if does not compromise much its photographic qualities for its distinctive wireless feature” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 but even so they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Expert website Dpinterface.com said “DPInterface Nikon Coolpix P1 ReviewBrad Soo - January 1st, 2006 The Nikon Coolpix P1, along with the 5 megapixel Coolpix P2, are Nikons first WiFi digital cameras”.

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Two Nikon Coolpix P1 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. About.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review “As the first camera with built in w”. Seven years ago Photo Radar mentioned “Solid picture quality”.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an sd compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix P1 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P1 which do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has One White Balance

The Nikon Coolpix P1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P1.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Coolpix P1 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P1. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Nikon Coolpix P1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 8 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P1 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3.5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P1 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P1. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P1 have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix P1 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix P1 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras of this age and type is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.5 inches, the Coolpix P1 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P1 do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix P1 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix P1, the Coolpix P1 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P1 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon Coolpix P1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix P1 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P1 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P1 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P1 range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. At only 110,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a very low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P1.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Coolpix P1 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon Coolpix P1 is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P1

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Weight

The Coolpix P1 has a relatively standard weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2009

Of course, you can minimise clutter by carrying pre-charged batteries and a few spare memory cards, but until now there's been no way of cutting out the cables altogether. The Nikon P1 changes all... Read more…

Wireless transfer of images to computer or printer
Nice compact size
Camera is easy to use
Produces high quality images
Laps up shots in dim or artificial light
Wifi could be easier to use
There is no viewfinder
Flash is weak
Battery life is too short
Setting-up is a chore
31 December 2006

The Nikon Coolpix P1 is a decent camera. Even if does not compromise much its photographic qualities for its distinctive wireless feature,it has a few too many flaws. The P1 produces sharp images... Read more…

15 December 2006

Nikons greatly anticipated P1 and P2 wireless (wi-fi) digital cameras are easy to use, compact in size and produce fabulous photos. On the downside, the wi-fi can be hard to set up and the battery...

The Good: Stylish. Compact yet easy to hold. Good-sized LCD screen. Takes decent pictures. The Bad: Wireless wouldnt work over WEP encrypted link. No viewfinder. The Verdict: Nice camera, wireless... Read more…

10 June 2006

Nikon?s wireless wonder isn?t just a time-saving gadget for cable-phobics, it?s a superb 8-megapixel camera in its own right. Small, smart and destined for greatness...

31 January 2006

Trusted Reviews

I see an awful lot of digital cameras, most of them the very latest models, but it's not often that I see something really new and different. However Nikon's new CoolPix P1 is just that. It's the... Read more…

1 January 2006

DPInterface Nikon Coolpix P1 ReviewBrad Soo - January 1st, 2006 The Nikon Coolpix P1, along with the 5 megapixel Coolpix P2, are Nikons first WiFi digital cameras. Besides being WiFi enabled, the... Read more…

1 January 2006

The convincing sales argument of the Nikon Coolpix P1 is of course the possibility of transferring your photos through Wi-Fi. The Nikon P1 is the first camera available with this option together... Read more…

8 December 2005

The Nikon Coolpix P1s good image quality offsets its novel but limited Wi-Fi capabilities...

5 December 2005

A superb all-rounder, offering great image quality. Fast, fun and about as future-proofed as a digital camera can be...

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